Michael Jackson was a huge (I mean huge) part of my childhood and actually the soundtrack to a lot of my life. The BougieSiblings and I used to line up with two of our BougieCousins and dance it out. There were times when my musical tastes were vastly divergent from my parents but I could always put on some Michael Jackson and everybody was happy. We used to watch Michael Jackson video debuts as a family. We watched his Grammy performances as Must-See-TV. The last concert all of the BougieSiblings attended together was the Jacksons Victory Tour. We were also all huddled around a TV in Atlanta for BougieOlderBro's graduation from Emory University when Motown's 25th Anniversary Special aired. There was this one moment in Los Angeles when me and the ex-SO put Break of Dawn on repeat… but let's move on. The point is, there are a lot of really great memories associated with Michael Jackson's music for me.
One year ago, we heard the shocking news that Michael Jackson had passed away. Who can believe it's been one year? I wrote a whole bunch of stuff that no one read (I was a newbie blogger) about my MJ love. I've always been one to celebrate the music instead of eulogizing the man. So today, a special edition of Five Questions, Five Answers:
Name your top two Michael Jackson songs: Stranger in Moscow and Lady in my Life if really pressed.
Name your favorite Michael Jackson video: Smooth Criminal
Be honest, back in the day, Purple Rain or Thriller: I'll admit I was really all about Purple Rain though Thriller had the better videos. They both have stood the test of time. Still sound good today.
Did you/do you own glitter socks, sparkle glove, Thriller jacket or black penny loafers? I had black penny loafers because I was that preppy chick. I tried to get the sparkle socks but BougieMom was not having it.
Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson died? I was exactly where I am now, in my home office polishing the manuscript for Heard It All Before. I admit to thinking it was hoax for a while.
Bonus Question: Who is out in the music game that reminds you of Michael Jackson (in scope of talent and influence)? I honestly cannot think of anyone.
- Top 2 MJ songs?
- Best MJ Video?
- Purple Rain or Thriller?
- Did you/do you own glitter socks, sparkle glove, Thriller jacket or black penny lofers?
- Where were you when you heard that Michael Jackson died?
- Who is the "next" up & coming MJ?
RIP Michael, your musical legacy reigns forever.